Ross County midfielder Michael Gardyne has denied claims that he used a homophobic slur towards either Connor Goldson or Alfredo Morelos during the club’s 4-0 defeat on Sunday.

The player’s agent Tom Callaghan has told the Daily Record that some of the allegations are ‘ludicrous’, saying: “I have spoken to Michael at length and some of the allegations that have been made are absolutely ludicrous.

“The only term that Michael used was [the f word].

After the 4-0 Rangers win, it was reported by Raman Bhardwaj that the SFA’s compliance officer was investigating claims of a homophobic slur used by Gardyne.

Gardyne was booked during the game but the reasons behind the caution remain unclear at this stage.


After the game, Ross County boss Stuart Kettlewell appeared to confirm to the Glasgow Times that he knew why the player was booked after revealing he overheard conversations between the officials in the tunnel.

Kettlewell made no mention of any potential comments made by his midfielder, which could suggest that Gardyne was not booked for anything he said towards either of the two Rangers players.

It must be said that at this stage, these are only allegations and with the SFA investigation still ongoing, we will not have any conclusive answers until they have compiled their findings on the matter.

We hope to see the issue resolved swiftly, as of course, there is never any place for any form of discrimination in football.

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